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July 8, 2009


Annals of Improbable Research - A proposed new law restricts the appearance, in films, of non-local pigeons. Here is the text of the bill:

HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2203 FILED ON: 1/12/2009 HOUSE. . . No. 816

AN ACT RELATIVE TO PIGEONS IN MOTION PICTURES. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows: SECTION 1. Not withstanding any General Laws to the contrary, all pigeons that are used in motion pictures within Massachusetts must be licensed and banded within Massachusetts.

The wording is general. Disputes may arise as to whether this applies (1) only to motion pictures that are filmed in Massachusetts; or (2) also to motion pictures are viewed in Massachusetts.


Anonymous Brilliant said...

When a congressional representative wakes to find his house is on fire, what is his first thought, priority, and course of action?

Why, he sets about cleaning the oven, of course.

July 9, 2009 11:44 AM  

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